Seattle area Chewers, you have a chance this week to see a very local, very indie film vision in the form of June & July. I’ve written about how much I like the film before, and now it’s starting a week-long engagement at the Northwest Film Forum. Here’s the official synopsis:
Winner of our Local Sightings Film Festival, JUNE & JULY turns the twenty-something independent film formula on its ear. Inseparable fraternal twins June (Bernadette Culvo) and July Shauer (Nathan Williams) are lifelong residents of a depressed small town. Sprung into action by the death of their mother, June hatches a plan to leave her brother and dull rural life in search of adventure and excitement in the big city. July, unaware of June’s plan, continues to enjoy the simplicity his quaint town has to offer. Before announcing her departure, a house-party fight exposes June’s mysterious supernatural physiology – her inability to incur serious pain. Later, while searching for the link between her curious capacity and her past, June discovers an old photograph that leads the pair on a road trip to unravel the secrets of their family and genetic history. Injecting drama with humor and a bit of science fiction, JUNE & JULY is a bittersweet portrait of an unusual pair of siblings and the story of their divergent paths. Great music supports this beautifully shot exploration of an enigmatic family, in what can only be called a marvelous vision from the Northwest. Screens with Local Sightings winning short WHAT’S IN THE BARN?
June & July is playing every night for the next week at 7 and 9:15. Today’s 9:15 will have an afterparty with music, possibly provided by director Brady Hall’s very odd band, Steaming Wolf Penis, which has a monster on drums.
Click here for the Northwest Film Forum page for more info.